Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding Royal Calcutta Turf Club in Kolkata Maidan releasing effluents without treatment, Kolkata, West Bengal, 25/04/2017
Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 25/04/2017 regarding Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC) ground in Hastings area of Kolkata which houses a stable consisting of about 500 horses and the area falls within the Kolkata Maidan. It is alleged by the applicant that considerable amount of effluents without treatment are being discharged and the veterinary hospital maintained by the club for treatment of the horses also releases biomedical wastes. Apart from this, issue of untreated disposal of wastes from the stable has also been raised by the applicant.
NGT directs the State PCB, to inspect the area and verify on the veracity of the allegations made in the application and submit a report on the next date (26/05/2017).